Septic systems play a crucial role in ensuring your home’s wastewater is treated efficiently and safely. As Northern Colorado’s Home Service Experts, Lion Home Service is committed to providing you with professional, trustworthy, and friendly guidance on maintaining your septic system. In this blog post, we’ll discuss what NOT to do when you have a septic system to keep it functioning optimally.
Don’t flush non-biodegradable items down the toilet
One of the most important things to remember when maintaining your septic system is to avoid flushing non-biodegradable items down the toilet. Items such as wipes, diapers, feminine hygiene products, and paper towels can clog your septic tank and lead to costly repairs. Stick to flushing only toilet paper and human waste to keep your septic system running smoothly.
Avoid using harsh chemicals
Using harsh chemicals, such as drain cleaners and bleach, can disrupt the natural balance of bacteria in your septic system. These bacteria play a crucial role in breaking down solid waste in your septic tank. Instead, opt for eco-friendly cleaning products that won’t harm the beneficial bacteria in your system.
Don’t overload your septic system with water
Overloading your septic system with water can lead to system failure. Be mindful of your water usage by fixing leaks, using low-flow fixtures, and spreading out laundry loads throughout the week. Practicing water conservation will help prolong the life of your septic system and prevent costly repairs.
Don’t park or drive on your drain field
Your septic system’s drain field is a vital component that helps disperse treated wastewater back into the soil. Parking or driving on your drain field can compress the soil and damage the pipes beneath, leading to system failure. Keep vehicles and heavy equipment away from your drain field to protect it from damage.
Don’t skip regular septic system assessments or pumping
Regular septic system assessments and pumpings are essential for identifying potential issues before they become costly problems. At Lion Home Service, we recommend having your septic system pumped every 2-3 years. Our expert technicians can assess your system while they are there, pump the tank as needed, and provide guidance on proper maintenance.
Proper septic system maintenance is crucial to ensure the comfort and safety of your home. By following these guidelines and avoiding common mistakes, you can prolong the life of your septic system and prevent costly repairs. If you have any questions or need assistance with your septic system, trust the experts at Lion Home Service. Give us a call at (970) 551-6987 to schedule an appointment with our Lion Rooter & Sewer team today.